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About Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

Posts by Kevin Wicks

Emmys Recap: Cumberbatch, Freeman, Moffat Win for ‘Sherlock’

Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Steven Moffat will all wake up in the morning as Emmy winners. And that is a wonderful thing.

WATCH: The Five Greatest British Acting Families of All Time

Call it nepotism, or call it good genes. From the Barrymores to the Bridges family, the Fondas to the Douglases, talented families have dominated Hollywood since its inception.

WATCH: 'Doctor Who' Crew Meets Fans in NYC

It wasn’t a TARDIS, but it was pretty cool: new Doctor Peter Capaldi, companion Jenna Coleman, and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat emerged from a vintage New York taxi to greet fans at the Big Apple’s ...

‘Doctor Who’ NYC Fan Screening Event in 25 Tweets (and an Instagram Photo)

After events in Cardiff, London, Seoul and Sydney, the North American leg of the Doctor Who World Tour kicked off on Thursday (August 14), with new Doctor Peter Capaldi, companion Jenna Coleman, and lead writer and executive producer ...

WATCH: 10 TV Shows That Every Brit Knows

From Doctor Who to Downton Abbey, there are loads of U.K. TV shows that are household names in America, but what about those shows that are so deeply, relentlessly British that they haven’t hopped the Pond?

Why Fans Love Benedict Cumberbatch

What’s the secret behind Benedict Cumberbatch‘s passionate fan following? Is it the dark coffee voice? The spindly swagger he brings to Sherlock?

‘The Hobbit’ Cast at SDCC: Peter Jackson Offers Support for New ‘King Kong’ Film

Benedict Cumberbatch wasn’t only in town for The Penguins of Madagascar—which he’d done a panel for on Thursday (July 24)—he stuck around San Diego Comic-Con to take part in the star-filled panel for The Hobbit: ...

‘Orphan Black’ SDCC Panel: 9 Most Memorable Moments

Orphan Black‘s popularity skyrocketed in Season 2, and the turnout and enthusiasm in the audience at the series’ San Diego Comic-Con panel more than demonstrated the BBC AMERICA thriller’s success. Here were some of ...

‘Star Wars Rebels’ SDCC Panel: 10 Quotes to Hearten Longtime Fans

The cast and creators of the new animated series Star Wars Rebels assembled on Thursday (July 24) to show off some footage and talk a bit about the concepts behind the show. Executive producers Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg were joined ...

Benedict Cumberbatch at Comic-Con

No, that wasn’t a tremor you felt yesterday (July 24), Southern California, although its impact seemed like a seismic event. Despite his sizable fanbase amongst attendees, Benedict Cumberbatch had never himself graced San Diego ...